The macaw is a colorful tropical parrot native to Central and Southern America. There are 17 different species of macaw found in the rain-forests of South America. Many of the different macaw species are today considered to be endangered animals.The macaw is an omnivorous animal and feeds on nuts and fruit in the trees along with insects, eggs and small mammals and reptiles. The macaw is known to sleep during the night meaning that the macaw is a diurnal animal, and in the morning the macaw will often fly long distances in order to find food.The macaw is one of the largest species of parrot in the world, with the average adult macaw growing to more than a meter in height. The macaw is well known for it’s array of brightly coloured feathers which are often many different colours including blue, red, yellow and green.